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Avoid: Getting duplicate MAC address, with MAC address randomizer?

First of, a little context as to why I ask this question: I'm currently researching how I can get more "anonymous" online, not because I'm doing anything I need to hide, but simply because I value my ...
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Use several Facebook accounts at the same time, with Firefox multi-account containers

Firefox has multi-account containers that allow you to use the same website with several accounts, without having to use a different browser. One of these containers is called "Facebook" and its ...
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MAC Address Connection with Purchase Info [closed]

Other questions on this forum have made it clear that the MAC address is not mostly not visible outside the local area network. I want to dig a little deeper about this. When one buys a tablet or ...
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Is the new Firefox Content Blocking similar to Ghostery? [closed]

I have been using the Ghostery plugin with Firefox for a while now as my main tracking and ad blocker. I've noticed that the new Firefox 63 also has content blocking. Do I no longer need Ghostery ...
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Cautionary steps before computer repair: How to wipe everything from SSD of dead computer except for OS

After moving my PC build inches, my PC somehow refuses to boot. I can't diagnose what problem is specifically happening to the computer, so I plan on going to a PC repair shop to have them diagnose ...
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How to automatically remove all meta data from file(s) using Linux OS?

On daily basis dozen of files arrive at my virtual desktop and they find their way to their next destination on: Cloud mailbox shared_folders mobile_devices etc I have noticed that some of them ...
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Cookie consent vs browser setting priority

Background info This question is about the functional implications of the "EU cookie law" in browsers. General Data Protection Regilation (GDPR) is implemented in EU starting from May 2018 and ...
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Get rid of Google Analytics suffix on links?

Not sure if this question fit here or in software recommendations. Sorry if I chose the wrong site. I am looking for a something that automatically rewrites links with a Google Analytics suffix (...
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Trustworthiness of OpenNIC DNS servers

Although Google's 8.8.8.8 DNS server is a popular alternative DNS server to the ones provided by your ISP, the privacy implications are too bothersome for me. While looking into privacy respecting ...
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How to mitigate any privacy-related risks associated with taking your laptop for repair? [duplicate]

Either my fan or my battery on my refurbished laptop is malfunctioning and it frequently overheats and shuts itself down. I wasn't able to determine the culprit and thought it best to show my laptop ...
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How restrict cloud storage PC applications to access other than “home” folders?

There is many cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, iDrive, etc. which install own companion application on PC to easy access their services from computer desktop. This ...
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Want to get rid of “website data” on Safari, and for good

Trying to solve a particular problem with Safari, I went to Preferences->Privacy->Manage Website data, where I found a list of websites that have stored data on my machine. I hit the button ...
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Can I delete the history folders under this particular pathway?

So can I delete the contents of: [User Name]-->AppData-->Local-->Microsoft-->Windows-->History-->Last Week-->This PC ? Because I created and submitted some sensitive work-related documents recently ...
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How do I remove Facebook's tyrranical “Facebook Comments Plugin”? [closed]

Some websites I go to using Chrome, there is a comment section in which you can post with your facebook account. Under it, it says "Facebook Comments Plugin". For some bizarre reason, this comments ...
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Ghostery extension exception: 'failed to redirect a network request to … because another extension (Privacy Badger) redirected it to …'

I have installed both Ghostery and Privacy Badger extension in google chrome. This error (as seen in the screenshot) This extension failed to redirect a network request to data:application/...

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